When particles clash, we glimpse the depths of our universe.
Matter unravels in the high energy regime. As soon as we realized it, we started building large circular tunnels to accelerate particles close to the speed of light and smash them together. Such a collision produces a cascade of sub particles that emerge, recombine and clash again. A careful analysis of millions and millions of these high-energy collisions sheds light on the origin of our universe, and on what we are ultimately made of.
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